Bridge set to reopen on Wednesday

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Angus Council has revealed that the Brechin Bridge is due to be reopened at midday on Wednesday (March 16).

The bridge has been shut since January 26 to allow for a programme of upgrades and repairs.

Bridge works are due to finish on March 16

Bridge works are due to finish on March 16

Traffic signals on the bridges approaches have been renewed and the structure’s stone walls and those either side of the bridge have been repaired.

As a part of this a section of the wall on the south approach to the bridge was re-built.

Remedial work to the surface water drainage system on the south approach has been carried out, as well as the re-surfacing of the bridge deck and its approaches.

Running tandem to this works programme, utility companies have also been on-site to undertake repairs. This was coordinated by the council to try to reduce the need for future work and, therefore, additional temporary closures of the bridge.

A council spokesperson added: “We appreciate the bridge’s closure has caused inconvenience and are very grateful for your patience during this important project. We have worked closely with Morrison Construction to re-open the bridge at the earliest opportunity.

“This work has been undertaken as part of the Brechin flood prevention scheme, which is scheduled for completion this summer.

“It is anticipated that River Street and Witchden Road will be open by the end of April, weather permitting.”

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